Very large antique Imari oval shaped porcelain charger, with deep under-glaze blue and rust red/orange on a white ground. The outer rim is decorated with two large oval reserves with stylized pheasants, and two reserves featuring dragon designs, between four alternating sections of deep blue and rust red checkerboard designs. The outer rim also features also stylized cranes within circular borders. The deep well of the charger has two alternating reserves repeated four times around the dividin ...click for details
Old Chinese export enamel box with interior hinge. It is decorated with White translucent enamel over a fish scale design and is decorated in bright colors of orange and green repousse koi amid leaves and flowers on four sides and top. The interior is lined with wood and the bottom has four bun feet and an impressed “China” mark. The box measures 1.5” H x 4.5” W x 3-1/4” D, and weighs 10 oz. The box is in good condition with minimal loss of enamel on the top of the box. Age: From 1930’s.
Vintage Chinese export enamel box with exterior hinge. It is decorated with Emerald green translucent enamel ground and has pink and blue repousse koi designs on three sides and the top. The interior is lined with wood and the bottom has an impressed “China” mark. The box measures 1.5” H x 4.5” W x 3-1/4” D, and weighs 11 oz. The box is in good condition with some minimal loss of enamel on the top of the box. Age is c. 1930’s.
French L’Epee Polished Bronze Carriage Clock, with key wound, 8-day movement, and beveled glass on all sides and top. It has a white porcelain face with Roman numerals and marked, “L’Epee, Fondee in 1839” and “Sainte Luxanne France” in the center of the dial. L'Epee was founded in 1839 and has continued to maintain a reputation for their quality workmanship. They brought out a new line of carriage clocks in the late 1970’s, and we acquired this clock about 1978. It features the highly pol ...click for details
This offering is for a French 8-day carriage clock, with solid Corniche style brass case, with a beveled oval glass top and beveled glass on all sides. It has a white enameled face, with black Roman numerals, and has the original solid brass handle on top. The size is 4-1/4” H x 3” W x 2-1/2” D; weighs 1 lb, 11 ozs. The clock has a quality French movement, and is marked “Made in France”. Condition is excellent, with no damage to the case or the glass, and is in running condition. Key is inc ...click for details
This offering is for a Set of six (6) Chinese cloisonné snuff bottles in a variety of shapes, with two shades of blue flowers, fruits, jui-I, and fish scale designs on a white enamel ground. The body of each snuff bottle is brass, and contains a brass spoon and rounded top cap. The set includes a black lacquered wood stand on which to display the six snuff bottles, and includes the original box. The size of each snuff bottle is 2-7/8”H, and they weigh approx. 2 oz. each. The total weight of a ...click for details
Small Japanese Bronze Buddhist temple/altar vase, designed with two unique reserves. On one side there is a design if relief of a turtle, lotus pods and a bird; on the other side, there is a design of birds in marsh. There are two artistically designed handles on the sides of the vase between the reserves, and panel designs around the bottom. The vase measures 4-7/8”H x 3-5/8”Diameter, and weighs 15 oz. Condition is very good, with darkened bronze,age spots, and green patina. Age is circa l ...click for details
Japanese bronze Buddhist temple/altar vase, decorated with two large reserves of birds and flowers in relief. There are two stylized foo lion head handles, and there is an archaic bat design around the bottom of the base. Signed on the bottom with 6 Kanji within a rectangular shaped impression. Measures 5-1/2”H x 4”Diameter, and weighs 2.2 lbs. This is a heavy, solid cast bronze vase in very good condition, with some age spots, small frits, and a dark bronze and green patina. Age is circa la ...click for details
A mixed grouping of six small bronze altar vases in various heights: 5”; 3”; 2-1/2”; 2-1/4”; 2-1/4”; 1-3/4”; and total weight 1.5 lbs. All in good condition, except one has some oxidation/discoloration. Estate sale items, brought back from Japan at end of WWII.
Chinese white brass hand warmer with a decorative pierced top featuring a floral design. The hand warmer has a swivel handle and is in very good condition, with some dark spots,and surface scratches on bottom. Measures 3-1/2”H x 5”W x 3-7/16”D, weighs 15 oz. Circa early 20th century.